UNRWA thanks Kingdom for its $32 million aid for Palestine

Part of the aid will be used to improve health care facilities at the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. (UNRWA photo)
Updated 10 December 2016
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UNRWA thanks Kingdom for its $32 million aid for Palestine

JEDDAH: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) received $32 million in aid from the Saudi Fund for Development on Thursday. The amount will be allocated to meeting the infrastructural needs of UNRWA schools and health centers in the West Bank.
The announcement of the grant came at the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem in the presence of UNRWA West Bank Director of Operations Scott Anderson and Palestinian officials.
Reacting to the announcement, Anderson thanked “the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its people for their continued support for UNRWA.”
“This generous support will improve and enhance services offered by the agency to refugees, and specifically enhance the educational program, which is a priority for UNRWA and the refugee community alike.”
Adnan Al-Ajarma, head of the People’s Committee for Services at the camp, also expressed his gratitude to the Kingdom for the important support and urged all countries to follow in the footsteps of the Kingdom by providing such support.
The grant will help fund the reconstruction and equipment of three health care facilities belonging to UNRWA in Dawra, Aida Refugee Camp, and Al-Fara Refugee Camp, as well as UNRWA’s schools for boys at camps in Jenin and Tulkarm. The aid will also help improve the educational environment at all UNRWA schools in the West Bank.
The organization said this support is part of a larger grant, valued at $67 million, for a project to be carried out in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. The grant was provided in accordance with an agreement signed last month between UNRWA and the Saudi Fund for Development. The organization praised the important role played by Saudi Arabia as the second largest supporter of UNRWA.


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.